Interior or exterior contemporary residential design by Jim O’Brien Architecture & Interiors really shows our strengths – our collective imagination, our sense of balance and proportion about all things spatial, and our timely execution of creative alternatives. A residential house framer by trade – as he worked his way through design school – Jim O’Brien is our lead architect and interior designer. Having never been afraid to get his hands dirty, to climb to the top of any half-finished building to see what it’s made of, Jim deploys his freehand drawing ability, his great taste, and a deep technical knowledge without any ego. In fact, nearly everyone we meet finds Jim likeable (jokingly we say he is “user friendly”.) Most clients never encounter a better and more detail oriented architect or interior designer.

Strong insights and design skills
At Jim O’Brien Architecture & Interiors we offer our ability to listen as well as to lead, and our regimented construction contractor- and project schedule-management. We offer strong insights and design skills for contemporary apartments, condos, townhomes, and estates, as well as vacation homes in the US & abroad.
Exceptional understanding of family dynamics
We have an exceptional understanding of family dynamics during the entire design and build process, which can be a trying experience without likeable professionals like Jim O’Brien Architecture & Interiors at your side.
Greatest care and first-rate execution
The great project for you – the client – comes from a designer who truly picks up just from listening where you are in life, how you live now, and how you want to live in the future. Jim as an architect and designer partners with you to deliver to your needs for formal or informal living; for spaces that openly flow from one to the next; or spaces intentionally separated and distinct from one another – each of these choices, as you like, as you need them to be. What matters, simply, is that spatially contemporary design is done right, with the greatest of care and first-rate execution.
licensed in CA, NY and certified nationally through NCARB
Jim O’Brien Architecture & Interiors is licensed in CA, NY and several other states, while at the same time certified nationally (through NCARB) for additional licensing in all 50 States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and elsewhere. In this manner we are comfortable researching the latest products and materials locally, designing locally, where you are, and managing local architects and builders abroad to execute vacation homes in any US & International location.
Well-practiced in the art of building contemporary designs
Jim O’Brien Architecture & Interiors is well-practiced in the art of building contemporary designs, and the business of construction management. In both the Greater Los Angeles and the New York-New Jersey metropolitan areas we have the resource of trusted builders of high-end contemporary homes available to consult with us and develop budget pricing for your project. Collectively we have an encyclopedic knowledge of building procedures and practices, a phenomenal rolodex of builders, suppliers and vendors in the US and abroad, and we have a deep history of supporting our clients from generation, to generation, to generation to come.
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